Discussants at a roundtable here on Friday said there is no need for ‘neutral stance’ by the media when it comes to war crimes trial.
There is no exemption for the people who killed our forefathers, they said at the roundtable titled ‘War Crimes Trial and Media Responsibility’, organised by Media Research and Development Centre at the Jatiya Press Club, according to a press release.
The speakers also mentioned that media has played a massive role in war crimes trial.
Attending the programme as the chief guest, Prime Minister’s media adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said war crimes trial is going as per the Prime Minister’s election promise.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown courage in continuing the trial amind local and international pressure, he said.
Speaking at the programme, senior journalist Abed Khan said the media should focus on the trial of 195 war criminals staying in Pakistan.
Chaired by Jagannath University Vice Chancellor Dr Mizanur Rahman, the programme was addressed, among others, by International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) prosecutor Barrister Tureen Afroz, War Crimes Facts Finding Committee convener Dr MA Hasan, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) general secretary Kuddus Afrad.